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Prairie Sunflower

Prairie Sunflower, also known as Maximilian Sunflower, is a native to the Eastern half of North America.  This slender perennial herb produces erect stems that may reach 6 to 9 feet tall.  The stems are derived from stout rhizomes which were used as a food source by some Native American groups.  Prairie Sunflower is drought tolerant once established and may spread so it requires ample space in the landscape.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Helianthus maximiliani has bright yellow flowers
Helianthus maximiliani is an upright grower
Latin Name: 
Helianthus maximiliani
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Place of Origin: 
Eastern North America
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Garden Location: 
Lower Grass Garden